Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 18 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 517 457 408
Rank change year-on-year -60 -49 -53
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 242 172 204
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.81% 2.86% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 78 110
10th Percentile £427 £382 £349
25th Percentile £500 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £517
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% +1.50% +3.45%
75th Percentile £639 £575 £613
90th Percentile £749 £613 £688
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £67.19 -
UK median hourly rate - £67.19 -

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8,609 6,016 6,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.24% 13.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,934 4,166 4,312
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
25th Percentile £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £638 £579 £571
90th Percentile £738 £660 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £474
% change year-on-year +10.53% +0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 123 146
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £16.88 £15.74 £14.85
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +42.86% +22.50% +17.23%
75th Percentile £58.81 £56.50 £34.69
90th Percentile £76.58 £65.53 £54.38
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year +37.25% +27.15% +14.60%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 18 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -60 145 £590 +12.38% 17
South East -24 31 £596 +8.41% 6
North of England -43 19 £531 +18.06% 6
North West -39 13 £531 +18.06% 1
Midlands -47 10 £525 +10.53% 3
West Midlands -41 7 £559 +1.59% 3
Yorkshire - 6 £551 - 5
East of England -58 4 £513 -5.27%
East Midlands -17 3 £393 -15.14%
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 133 (54.96%) IBM
2 130 (53.72%) Java
3 121 (50.00%) Linux
4 109 (45.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 98 (40.50%) Unix
6 92 (38.02%) Oracle
7 88 (36.36%) Middleware
8 87 (35.95%) Agile
9 84 (34.71%) Windows
10 83 (34.30%) WebSphere MQ
11 70 (28.93%) SQL
12 68 (28.10%) DevOps
13 56 (23.14%) Azure
14 52 (21.49%) AWS
14 52 (21.49%) Tomcat
14 52 (21.49%) Social Skills
15 49 (20.25%) Finance
16 46 (19.01%) Apache
17 44 (18.18%) Firewall
17 44 (18.18%) Git (software)
18 42 (17.36%) Security Cleared
19 41 (16.94%) Microservices
20 40 (16.53%) JIRA
20 40 (16.53%) Python
20 40 (16.53%) WebLogic
20 40 (16.53%) HTTP
21 39 (16.12%) Banking
22 37 (15.29%) SSL
23 36 (14.88%) Microsoft
24 35 (14.46%) Spring

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 109 (45.04%) WebSphere Application Server
2 52 (21.49%) Tomcat
3 46 (19.01%) Apache
4 40 (16.53%) WebLogic
5 24 (9.92%) IBM HTTP Server
5 24 (9.92%) JBoss
6 23 (9.50%) Confluence
7 14 (5.79%) IIS
8 8 (3.31%) WebSphere Process Server
9 7 (2.89%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (2.07%) SAS
10 5 (2.07%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (1.24%) nginx
11 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (1.24%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.83%) FileNet
12 2 (0.83%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.83%) PowerExchange
12 2 (0.83%) WildFly
Applications
1 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.83%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Shopify
2 2 (0.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.83%) Magento
2 2 (0.83%) Maximo
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 56 (23.14%) Azure
2 52 (21.49%) AWS
3 26 (10.74%) PaaS
4 24 (9.92%) GitHub
5 22 (9.09%) GCP
6 20 (8.26%) IaaS
7 12 (4.96%) SaaS
8 11 (4.55%) OpenShift
9 7 (2.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 7 (2.89%) Trello
10 6 (2.48%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (2.48%) SoftLayer
11 5 (2.07%) CloudBees
12 4 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (1.24%) Akamai
13 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (1.24%) CloudFront
13 3 (1.24%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (18.18%) Firewall
2 40 (16.53%) HTTP
3 37 (15.29%) SSL
4 27 (11.16%) SAN
5 20 (8.26%) WAN
6 18 (7.44%) LAN
7 10 (4.13%) DNS
7 10 (4.13%) NAS
8 8 (3.31%) Internet
9 7 (2.89%) FTP
9 7 (2.89%) VPN
9 7 (2.89%) Wireless
10 6 (2.48%) Kerberos
11 5 (2.07%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
13 3 (1.24%) OpenLDAP
14 2 (0.83%) MPLS
14 2 (0.83%) SD-WAN
14 2 (0.83%) Skype
14 2 (0.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.98%) DB2
2 25 (10.33%) SQL Server
3 24 (9.92%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (7.44%) Apache Ignite
5 15 (6.20%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.13%) ObjectStore
7 8 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.31%) MySQL
7 8 (3.31%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.89%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.89%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.07%) DataStage
10 4 (1.65%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.65%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.24%) Redshift Spectrum
12 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.83%) Metadata
12 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 40 (16.53%) JIRA
3 31 (12.81%) Jenkins
4 19 (7.85%) ClearCase
5 18 (7.44%) Eclipse
5 18 (7.44%) Maven
6 17 (7.02%) ClearQuest
7 12 (4.96%) SonarQube
8 10 (4.13%) Gradle
8 10 (4.13%) IBM UrbanCode
9 7 (2.89%) JUnit
9 7 (2.89%) Mockito
9 7 (2.89%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (2.48%) Selenium
10 6 (2.48%) Subversion
11 5 (2.07%) IntelliJ
12 4 (1.65%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.65%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.24%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.24%) Cucumber
General
1 52 (21.49%) Social Skills
2 49 (20.25%) Finance
3 39 (16.12%) Banking
4 19 (7.85%) Public Sector
5 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.55%) Investment Banking
7 9 (3.72%) Retail
8 5 (2.07%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (2.07%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.07%) Influencing Skills
8 5 (2.07%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (1.65%) Legal
10 2 (0.83%) Law
11 1 (0.41%) Marketing
11 1 (0.41%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.41%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 63 (26.03%) Developer
2 45 (18.60%) Architect
3 28 (11.57%) Infrastructure Architect
4 23 (9.50%) Java Developer
5 17 (7.02%) Middleware Engineer
6 16 (6.61%) Administrator
6 16 (6.61%) Python Developer
7 15 (6.20%) Consultant
8 12 (4.96%) Analyst
8 12 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.96%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.96%) WebSphere Administrator
9 10 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.72%) WebSphere Engineer
10 9 (3.72%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (3.31%) WebSphere Specialist
12 7 (2.89%) Linux Specialist
12 7 (2.89%) Middleware Consultant
12 7 (2.89%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (36.36%) Middleware
2 83 (34.30%) WebSphere MQ
3 35 (14.46%) Spring
4 32 (13.22%) SOAP
5 31 (12.81%) REST
6 29 (11.98%) J2EE
7 26 (10.74%) XML
8 25 (10.33%) Spring Boot
9 24 (9.92%) Web Services
10 22 (9.09%) HTML
11 21 (8.68%) JSON
12 20 (8.26%) RESTful
13 19 (7.85%) React
14 18 (7.44%) Django
14 18 (7.44%) Twisted
14 18 (7.44%) ZeroMQ
15 17 (7.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 16 (6.61%) .NET
16 16 (6.61%) IBM Integration Bus
17 15 (6.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.92%) Private Cloud
2 18 (7.44%) Data Centre
3 17 (7.02%) Mobile App
4 16 (6.61%) DataPower
5 14 (5.79%) Public Cloud
6 13 (5.37%) Clustering
7 11 (4.55%) Credit Derivative
7 11 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (4.55%) Derivative
7 11 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (3.72%) Legacy Applications
9 7 (2.89%) User Experience
10 6 (2.48%) Cloud Native
10 6 (2.48%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.24%) PKI
12 3 (1.24%) Wiki
13 2 (0.83%) Blog
13 2 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 121 (50.00%) Linux
2 98 (40.50%) Unix
3 84 (34.71%) Windows
4 27 (11.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.20%) AIX
6 12 (4.96%) Windows Server
7 10 (4.13%) Solaris
8 9 (3.72%) zOS
9 8 (3.31%) HPUX
9 8 (3.31%) Windows 2000
9 8 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.24%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (1.24%) Android
11 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.24%) CentOS
11 3 (1.24%) Debian
11 3 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.24%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.41%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.95%) Agile
2 68 (28.10%) DevOps
3 41 (16.94%) Microservices
4 35 (14.46%) Scrum
5 29 (11.98%) ITIL
6 27 (11.16%) Test Automation
7 26 (10.74%) Migration
8 25 (10.33%) CI/CD
9 24 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 23 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (8.68%) Computer Science
12 20 (8.26%) Software Engineering
13 17 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (7.02%) TOGAF
13 17 (7.02%) Waterfall
14 16 (6.61%) BDD
14 16 (6.61%) Data Protection
14 16 (6.61%) Load Balancing
14 16 (6.61%) OO
15 15 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (53.72%) Java
2 70 (28.93%) SQL
3 40 (16.53%) Python
4 29 (11.98%) Bash
5 26 (10.74%) JavaScript
5 26 (10.74%) Shell Script
6 22 (9.09%) C++
7 11 (4.55%) Groovy
8 10 (4.13%) Perl
9 7 (2.89%) Jython
10 6 (2.48%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.07%) C
11 5 (2.07%) Korn
11 5 (2.07%) Scala
11 5 (2.07%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.83%) C#
13 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.41%) PHP
13 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 33 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 22 (9.09%) Degree
4 9 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (3.72%) Master's Degree
4 9 (3.72%) RHCA
4 9 (3.72%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.07%) CEH
5 5 (2.07%) CISM
5 5 (2.07%) CISSP
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.89%) Accessibility
2 5 (2.07%) QA
3 4 (1.65%) NIST
4 3 (1.24%) GDPR
5 2 (0.83%) COBIT
5 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (13.64%) Docker
2 27 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (4.96%) vSphere
5 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.83%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.41%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.41%) Varnish
7 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (14.05%) Kubernetes
2 31 (12.81%) Ansible
3 19 (7.85%) Single Sign-On
4 15 (6.20%) Tivoli
5 12 (4.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 7 (2.89%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.07%) Terraform
8 4 (1.65%) Puppet
9 3 (1.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (1.24%) Control-M
9 3 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.24%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.83%) Ambari
10 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.41%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.41%) Netcool
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 133 (54.96%) IBM
2 92 (38.02%) Oracle
3 36 (14.88%) Microsoft
4 29 (11.98%) VMware
5 23 (9.50%) Citrix
6 21 (8.68%) Red Hat
7 18 (7.44%) Cisco
8 14 (5.79%) F5
9 13 (5.37%) AppDynamics
10 12 (4.96%) Dynatrace
11 10 (4.13%) ForgeRock
11 10 (4.13%) Google
11 10 (4.13%) HP
11 10 (4.13%) ServiceNow
12 9 (3.72%) Juniper
12 9 (3.72%) Splunk
13 7 (2.89%) Sybase
14 6 (2.48%) CyberArk
14 6 (2.48%) TOWER Software
15 5 (2.07%) Ab Initio